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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
congressman steve israel then live at 11:00 a.m., the debate in the connecticut u.s. senate race. after this, last wednesday's debate between president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. this week on news americas with he are joined by democrat in new york and the efforts to retake the thousands november, congress man, thank you very much for being here. >> guest: great to be with you.yq >> host: we got to reporters here in d.c. in the studio. aaron bleak, a political reporter there, henry jackson, ap political reporter. i think you got the first question. gl ahead. g congressman the race for the house has tack and backseat for both the presidency and the senate. most analyst don't think democrats have a great chance of retaking the house. but i have heard more statements from you. can you tell us what percentage chance you think your party has of taking the 25 seats you need in order to reclaim the chamber? >> well, i can tell that you we have the ball on the republican 20-yard line. i never said that optimism wins an election. it doesn't. you got to be
Oct 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
debate between senators barack obama and john mccain. >> this week on "newsmakers" jim jordon, and republican of ohio and chairman of the house republican committee joining us from dayton, ohio. here in washington, at nicole duran and jonathan strong. >> at the first presidential debate, mitt romney went hard to the center in temperament and substance. last night at the vice- presidential debate we saw paul ryan take a position on abortion that is more moderate than the one he had prior to becoming the vp pick. are you worried that this is the sign that the real mitt romney is moderate? what would you do if he embraced a simpson-bowles type plan? >> i do not necessarily think they moved from standard conservative positions. both governor romney and congressman ryan talked about the need to not raise taxes. they talked about the need to keep our defenses strong. they both talked about reducing spending. we're heading for a debt crisis. they both talked about the pro- life, recognizing the sanctity of human life and the family institution. on the four key principles that define the r
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
job in a tough situation. he has to work with barack obama white house. he has to work with senator harry reid. he also has to work with conservatives like myself and the republican committee. it is a tough job. he has handled it well. so much of what may or may not happen in the lame-duck session depends on what happens on election day. i think it is going to be a good day for republicans. >> are there discussions happening now between yourself and leadership and the house studies committee? are you talking about how to deal with these issues? >> we are talking about what may or may not happen in a lame duck session. what we're mostly focused on doing particularly here in ohio is helping it romney win this race in our states and he can the president. that is the focus. it is how we decide big things. right now we are three weeks away from a big election. that is our focus. there are conversations going on among some members of the house representatives of all and there may not take place. >> quickly on the ohio. you are in higher. center rob portman is an ohio. that is the swing st
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